To provide single sign-on from AirWatch-managed Android devices, you configure Mobile SSO for Android authentication in the VMware Identity Manager built-in identity provider.


  • Obtain the root certificate and intermediate certificates from the CA that signed the certificates presented by your users.

  • List of Object Identifier (OID) of valid certificate policies for certificate authentication.

  • For revocation checking, the file location of the CRL and the URL of the OCSP server.

  • (Optional) OCSP Response Signing certificate file location.


  1. In the VMware Identity Manager console Identity & Access Management tab, select Manage > Authentication Methods.
  2. To enable and configure CertProxyAuthAdapter, click the Mobile SSO (for Android devices) pencil icon.



    Enable Certificate Adapter

    Select this check box to enable Mobile SSO for Android.

    Root and Intermediate CA Certificate

    Select the certificate files to upload. You can select multiple root CA and intermediate CA certificates that are encoded. The file format can be either PEM or DER.

    Uploaded CA Certificates

    The contents of the uploaded certificate file is displayed here.

    User Identifier Search Order

    Select the search order to locate the user identifier within the certificate.

    • upn. The UserPrincipalName value of the Subject Alternative Name

    • email. The email address from the Subject Alternative Name.

    • subject. The UID value from the Subject.

    Validate UPN Format

    Enable this check box to validate the format of the UserPrincipalName field.

    Certificate Policies Accepted

    Create a list of object identifiers that are accepted in the certificate policies extensions. Enter the object ID number (OID) for the Certificate Issuing Policy. Click Add another value to add additional OIDs.

    Enable Cert Revocation

    Select the check box to enable certificate revocation checking. This prevents users who have revoked user certificates from authenticating.

    Use CRL from Certificates

    Select the check box to use the certificate revocation list (CRL) published by the CA that issued the certificates to validate a certificate's status of revoked or not revoked.

    CRL Location

    Enter the server file path or the local file path from which to retrieve the CRL.

    Enable OCSP Revocation

    Select this check box to use the Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) certificate validation protocol to get the revocation status of a certificate.

    Use CRL in case of OCSP failure

    If you configure both CRL and OCSP, you can select this box to fall back to using CRL if OCSP checking is not available.

    Send OCSP Nonce

    Select this check box if you want the unique identifier of the OCSP request to be sent in the response.


    If you enabled OCSP revocation, enter the OCSP server address for revocation checking.

    OSCP URL Source

    Select the source to use for revocation checking.

    • Configuration Only. Perform certificate revocation check using the OCSP URL provided in the text box to validate the entire certificate chain.

    • Certificate Only (required). Perform certificate revocation check using the OCSP URL that exists in the AIA extension of each certificate in the chain. Every certificate in the chain must have an OCSP URL defined, other wise the certificate revocation check fails.

    • Certificate Only (Optional). Only perform certificate revocation check using the OCSP URL that exists in the AIA extension of the certificate. Do not check revocation if the OCSP URL does not exist in the certificate AIA extension.

    • Certificate with fallback to configuration. Perform certificate revocation check using the OCSP URL extracted from the AIA extension of each certificate in the chain, when the OCSP URL is available. If the OCSP URL is not in the AIA extension, check revocation using the OCSP URL configured in the OCSP URL text box. The OCSP URL text box must be configured with the OCSP server address.

    OCSP Responder's Signing Certificate

    Enter the path to the OCSP certificate for the responder. Enter as /path/to/file.cer

    Uploaded OCSP Signing Certificates

    The uploaded certificate files are listed in this section.

    Enable Cancel Link

    When authentication is taking too long, if this link is enabled, users can click Cancel to stop the authentication attempt and cancel the sign-in.

    Cancel Message

    Create a custom message that displays when the authentication is taking too long. If you do not create a custom message, the default message is Attempting to authenticate your credentials.

  3. Click Save.
  4. Select Manage > Identity Providersand click Add Identity Provider.
  5. Select Create Built-in IDP or select an existing built-in identity provider.



    Identity Provider Name

    Enter the name for this built-in identity provider instance.


    The configured directories are listed. Select the User directory to authenticate.


    The existing network ranges configured in the service are listed. The network range that you use in the policy rule for Mobile SSO for Android must consist of only the IP addresses used to receive requests coming from the VMware Tunnel proxy server.

    Authentication Methods

    Select Mobile SSO (for Android).

    KDC Certificate Export


  6. Click Add on the built-in identity provider page.

What to do next

Configure the default access policy rule for Mobile SSO for Android.